Pair of Regency white painted and gilt sofas, £15,500 at The Pedestal.

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In the manner of the London maker Morrel & Hughes, they were originally in situ at Ditchley Park in Oxfordshire at the time Ronald Tree (1897-1976) and his wife the interior decorator Nancy Tree (1897-1994) were residents.

Sold at Sotheby’s house sale in 1947, they were later part of the décor in the Crush Room at the Royal Opera House, a donation from the architect Dennis Lennon, architect (1918-91).

They were deaccessioned in 2019 and subsequently sold to the current owner in a charity event at the ROH.

Estimated at £4000-6000 in Henley-on-Thames on November 28, they sold as a pair for £15,500.